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Barrus, Clara, 1864-1931

Guide to the Clara Barrus Papers, 1901-1931

Collection Title
Clara Barrus Papers
Correspondence from John Burroughs to Clara Barrus and Barrus' journals, written from 1901 to 1924, spanning the years in which she was acquainted with Burroughs. Also, scraps of notes or published articles written about or by Barrus.

Guide to the John Burroughs Papers, 1850-1991 (bulk 1860-1921)

Collection Title
John Burroughs Papers
Includes 53 original Burroughs
journals as well as a typescript of the journals prepared by his granddaughter,
Elizabeth Burroughs Kelley, and another typescript prepared by his literary
executor, Dr. Clara Barrus. In addition, there are manuscripts, sketch books,
scrapbooks and correspondence, including letters to Burroughs from Edith Rickert,
Walt Whitman, and others; as well as letters by Burroughs to family, friends,
colleagues and readers. The bulk of the correspondence is to and from his wife
Ursula and son Julian, but other correspondents include Georgia Avery Kendrick,
Clara S. Reed, Minnie and Orlando Rouland, James M. Taylor, Mary W. Whitney, and
others. Also included are published and unpublished materials and photographs
relating to Burroughs.
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